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The Labour Party and constitutional reform: a history of constitutional conservatism

The Labour Party and constitutional reform: a history of constitutional conservatism

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Edition Details

  • Creator or Attribution (Responsibility): Peter Dorey
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): England
  • Publication Information: Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008
  • Material: Internet resource
  • Type: Book, Internet Resource
  • Permalink: http://books.lawi.org.uk/the-labour-party-and-constitutional-reform-a-history-of-constitutional-conservatism/ (Stable identifier)

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VII, 410 pages ; 23 cm

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Bibliographic information

  • Responsable Person: Peter Dorey.
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Country/State: England
  • Number of Editions: 10 editions
  • First edition Date: 2008
  • Last edition Date: 2008
  • Languages: British English
  • Library of Congress Code: KD3989
  • Dewey Code: 324.2410709
  • ISBN: 9780230205352 0230205356
  • OCLC: 220858817

Main Contents

Electoral reform
The House of Commons
The House of Lords
The civil service
Open government
Scottish devolution
Welsh devolution
English regionalism
Northern Ireland.

Summary Note

Examines the Labour Party's approach to constitutional reforms in historical context, and how these have been pursued more to 'modernize' political institutions, rather that radically transform them. Explains the reasons for this constitutional conservatism, and the debates which specific reform proposals have prompted in the Party. '''

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Contents

Introduction: The Labour Party and Constitutional Reform 1
1. Electoral Reform 15
2. The House of Commons 55
3. The House of Lords Reform 113
4. The Civil Service 163
5. Open Government and Freedom of Information 211
6. Scottish Devolution 235
7. Welsh Devolution 277
8. English Regionalism 321
9. Northern Ireland 358
10. Conclusion: A Century of Constitutional Conservatism 396
Bibliography 436

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